Saturday, 20 October 2012

Worldwide Photo Walk

Another year gone by already. It really does not seem all that long since our walk in Emsworth last October.

This year we were in Winchester, starting and ending at King Alfred's statue, taking in the Cathedral, college and many other parts of this historic town.

For this shot of the bookshop I had to stand on a wall and photograph over parked cars. That is one of the problems with photographing street scenes these days - the cars are everywhere! But with some patience and careful positioning I was able to get a few nice shots like this.

It also pays to take a few detours from the planned route. You never know what you will find. I found this shot just along College Walk. Looks like it is right out in the countryside, not five minutes walk from a city centre!

Just had to take the obligatory shot of King Alfred's statue. From the blue sky you'd never know how much it had been raining. We were caught by several downpours and had to take shelter in shop doorways and under archways wherever we could. But it was nothing like the very first walk we did 3 years ago...

Take care

Friday, 19 October 2012

Vintage Pin-up

I have photographed Charlotte a couple of times before, first at a strobist meet in Southampton and then again almost a year ago in Christchurch.

Both previous shoots were done on location, so this time we decided to do something different for fun.

Initially we were thinking of doing something inspired by Marilyn Monroe, but as we talked about it we broadened the idea to more of a vintage or pin-up style.

We had loads of fun and Charlotte has already asked if we can do another shoot!

It has been a really busy few weeks, so I have a few more things to blog about. Watch this space!

Take care

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Danny Boy

October already! Wow, those last couple of months really flew past. Time flies as they say. :)

Meet Danny...

Took this shot of him last week on a trip to Wales. At just 20 days old, that is quite a mop of hair!

Looks like a studio shot, but actually I took this in his parents living room with just a speedlite through an umbrella. Travelling light, but just goes to show you don't always need big studio lights to make a portrait.

More soon!

Take care